Cork star Colm O'Neill forced to retire from inter-county football

Cork footballer Colm O'Neill has confirmed his retirement from inter-county football.

A member of the 2010 All-Ireland-winning side, the Ballyclough clubman has had a career beset by knee ligament problems.

O'Neill's final outing in a Cork jersey was in their Munster final defeat to Kerry, with another knee injury forcing him to miss their qualifier loss to Tyrone.

As well as his All-Ireland win, O'Neill was twice a Munster champion and twice a League champion.

“Unfortunately due to medical advice I have been left with no option but to retire from inter county football,” O’Neill told The42.

“For me it was a huge honor and privilege to represent Cork for the last 12 years. It has not always been rosy and there were many dark days but from the start I have had great support through my family, fiancée Claire and wide circle of friends and colleagues who helped me through those challenging times.

“No stone was left unturned to play for Cork but due to recent recurring problems with my knee, a decision had to be made about my future in the Cork jersey.”

Related Articles

Longford makes strong comeback against Fermanagh to retain intermediate championship

Tipp will need resolute defence to shock All-Ireland champions Cork

Gianluca Vialli on 'breath-taking' Gaelic football: 'The pitch looks like an airport to me!'

'One of the strong points of the GAA': Dublin star praises Asian Games ahead of 2018 edition

More in this Section

Guardiola making no promises despite Foden’s ‘quality’

Tyson Fury set for title shot after victory against Francesco Pianeta

Cork through to another All-Ireland camogie final

Cristiano Ronaldo begins life in Serie A with Juventus victory

Today's Stories

Kicking the league when it’s down a mug’s game

If Limerick engineer the goal chances, Gillane won’t keep missing

John Kiely takes on the hype at its own game

The victors will be the worthiest All-Ireland champions in history. That’ll be Limerick.

More From The Irish Examiner